Definition of "quirt" []

  • A riding whip with a short handle and a lash of braided rawhide. (noun)
  • A whip with a leather thong at one end (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To strike with a quirt (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "quirt" in a sentence
  • "There he found his father at the table, braiding rawhide strands to make a riding whip called a quirt."
  • "Mexican saddle, cinched it tight without mercy, then mounted with a slam over of a leather-trousered leg, let the almost crazy horse go like the wind, and if he slackened his speed, spurs or "quirt," perhaps both, drove him on again."
  • "This scene may relate to an incident in which Rain-in-the-Face is said to have saved the daughter of the Upper Yanktonai Black Prairie Dog by extending his quirt to her and swinging her up onto his horse when their camp was attacked by the U.S. Army."